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LAUNCH - Additive manufacturing of RF and microwave devices

Developing a suitable wavelength LAser treatment for the coNsolidation-reCtification of 3D microwave patterns.

Project subject:

The LAUNCH project, funded by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, aims to developLAUNCH - Additive manufacturing of laser components a new approach in the additive manufacturing of microwave components. Microwave applications are very demanding and require a strong understanding of the dimensions and properties of electronic components.

The technological bricks developed in this project can therefore be applied to Low Frequency electronic components which represent a larger production volume.

For this, the partners will need to develop new process methods:

  • A new method of using lasers (consolidation/rectification) to temper metal (and ceramic) deposits produced by direct writing.
  • A method of preparing surfaces suitable for writing conductive tracks and having a base of technical specifications essential for moving towards multi-material hybridization and multi-process manufacturing of electronic components using a full-3D approach.

ALPhANOV's role:

In this project, the use of lasers has 2 distinct objectives:

  • Polymer substrate texturing,
  • Deposit consolidation and/or rectification.

ALPhANOV's task will initially be to assess the impact of laser annealing on the conductive deposits made by the CTTC.

Subsequently, ALPhANOV will carry out texturing tests on substrates with a UV laser and thus determine the roughness profiles of the various deliveries of these substrates.


Financement : Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine